Oversight and responsibility for planning, operation and administration of youth programs of The American Legion that includes The American Legion Oratorical program, national Oratorical contest, Junior Shooting Sports program (JSSP) and national air rifle tournament. Serves as staff liaison to the national Americanism Commission’s Youth Activities Subcommittee and the National Speech & Debate Association (NS&DA). Serves as American Legion representative to the Multi-Sports Organizations (MSO) Council of the US Olympic Committee.
1. Responsible for planning, operation and administration of The American Legion Oratorical program, national Oratorical contest, Junior Shooting Sports program (JSSP) and national air rifle tournament.
2. Serves as leading staff liaison to the national Americanism Commission’s Youth Activities Subcommittee, which includes, but not limited to, preparation of meeting agendas, assisting subcommittee chairman with facilitating subcommittee meetings, formal reports, serving as a resource for program information and providing staff assistance where needed.
3. Prepares annual budgets and exercises fiscal oversight for administrative, program and operational expenditures for assigned programs.
4. Oversees planning and facilitation for the Oratorical and JSSP department chairmen conference segments of the annual national Combined Americanism Conference.
5. Responsible for planning and coordination of hosting a youth champion delegation at the annual National Convention of The American Legion.
6. Helps to promote Oratorical, JSSP and all programs and objectives of the Americanism Commission, both internal and external to the organization at national, state and local levels which may include researching/preparing articles for organizational publications, website and social media. Responsible for research, preparation, review and update/revision of assigned literature and publications.
7. Travels as a representative, and at the direction of the National Organization, in operational support of assigned programs, and to attend meetings of The American Legion and other meetings related to assigned duties.
8. Serves as Legion representative to the Multi-Sports Organizations (MSO) Council of the US Olympic Committee (USOC) (the MSO is a non-voting constituent council offering opinions to the USOC).
9. Serves as staff liaison to the National Speech & Debate Association (NS&DA).
10. Other duties as assigned by the Director, Americanism.
Four year degree or knowledge of specialized principles or techniques equivalent to those that would normally be obtained through a formal four-year college/university academic program; or in-depth specialized training directly related to the type of work to be performed.
Additional Skills Needed:
1. Be a veteran eligible for membership in The American Legion.
2. Two years experience in administrative work with a nonprofit organization.
3. Possess excellent public speaking, writing and managerial skills.
4. Possess excellent interpersonal skills.
5. Possess excellent organizational skills and ability for multi-tasking.
6. Proficiency in computer use, including Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer.
7. Ability to travel extensively, by air and other means.
8. Knowledge of the programs and the policies of The American Legion.
3 years up to 5 years
Other: Experience in administering volunteer programs desired.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $48,000.00 to $52,000.00 /year